Top seed Tai Tzu-ying advanced to the women’s singles final at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Yonex Thailand Open by overcoming Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt in Bangkok.
Chinese Taipei star Tai enjoyed a dominant start to the semi-final match at the Impact Arena, taking the first game 21-8.
A closer second game saw Blichfeldt threaten to take the match into a decider.
Tai was eventually able to overcome her rival’s resistance by sealing a 21-8, 23-21 victory.
Her reward will be a meeting with reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marín, who overcame South Korea’s An Se-young in her semi-final.
The Spaniard secured a 21-18, 21-16 victory to advance to the final of the BWF Super 1000 event.
Hong Kong’s Angus Ng Ka Long advanced to the men’s singles final after coming from behind to beat Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien-chen.
He battled back to beat the tournament second seed 17-21, 21-18, 21-15.
Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen will compete in the second semi-final later today.
Thailand’s top-seeded Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai progressed to the mixed doubles final.
The duo secured a hard-fought 17-21, 21-17, 22-20 win over South Korea’s Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yoo-Jung.
Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti will provide the opposition in the final, after the Indonesian pair triumphed 21-16, 23-21 against France’s Thom Gicquel and Delphine Delrue today.
Thailand will also be represented in the women’s doubles final with Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai overcoming South Korea’s Kim So-yeong and Kong Hee-yong 21-17, 17-21, 22-20 in their semi-final.
The home favourites will face Indonesia’s Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu in the final.
Polii and Rahayu secured a 15-21, 21-15, 21-16 win over South Korea’s Lee So-hee and Shin Seung-chan in the semi-finals.
Chinese Taipei’s Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin lost the opening game of their men’s doubles semi-final, but bounced back to beat South Korea’s Choi Sol-gyu and Seo Seung-jae 15-21, 21-14, 21-14.
Their reward will be a final against Malaysia’s Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong, who secured a 21-19, 21-10 win over Indonesia’s Leo Rolly Carnando and Daniel Marthin.